Start your own Friends of Park Group
You can start a new group in a park where none exists.
Your group will need to have at least one main contact person.
Once your group is created you may want to set up:
- a Facebook page and Twitter profile
- a website
Health and Safety
To start planning activities as a Friends of Park Group, you'll need to have at least one person who's attended our one day Bristol Parks Health and Safety training .
A trained group member or volunteer leader must supervise your work to keep the group safe and make sure you comply with health and safety requirements. Once you've completed our Health and Safety training you'll also be covered under the Bristol City Council public liability insurance.
- document Sample risk assessments and health and safety forms for working in parks (1.88 MB)
- document Attendance sheet for parks volunteers (37 KB)
- document Health and safety plan template (137 KB)
- document Risk assessment template (17 KB)
- document Accident report form (16 KB)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) health and safety protocol for group volunteering in parks
- pdf Group Volunteering Protocol for Social Distancing (183 KB)
- pdf Individual Volunteering Protocol for Social Distancing (129 KB)
- pdf Risk Assessment for Community Volunteering (331 KB)
Resources for Friends of Parks Groups
Use the guides below to help you with different tasks.
Roles in the group
- pdf how to be a chairperson (37 KB)
- pdf how to be a secretary (44 KB)
- pdf how to be a treasurer (35 KB)
- pdf tips for press releases (49 KB)
- pdf how to give radio interviews (46 KB)
- pdf Bristol media contact list (41 KB)